Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure, a move seen as spurring competition and expanding the data market, officials said. Ethio Telecom has more than 16 million subscribers of...
With so much of politics, economics, culture - not to mention every other facet of human existence - taking place online, it is startling to realise that such a loose and baggy concept as the "centre of the global...
The ministers of trade from the ECOWAS sub-region have moved to strengthen economic integration among member states by urging them to adopt and present a common position based on regional instruments at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
To further enhance the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCB Fund) portfolio and promote the development of domestic capital markets across the continent, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of R140-million. The senior loan, with a seven-year...
On Monday, Liberia inaugurated a new president and the nation’s first female vice president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ended her presidency the way she began it—shattering precedent. The first woman to be elected president of an African nation has become...
Nigeria plans to issue identity numbers to 70 million citizens by the end of next year, a first step to bringing them into the country’s payments system. The West African nation, which currently holds centralized data for less than 15...
LUANDA, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Moody’s assumes the Angolan government does not intend to default on its debt after ambiguous wording in official statements, the ratings agency said in a research report. Angola this month unveiled plans to restructure its...
Africa set to benefit significantly from blockchain initiatives African Governments Are Among the Most Open to Embracing Blockchain Technology Says Leading Industry Exponent and ensure it creates the most appealing environment for tech innovators Sandra Ro, CEO of the...
Amid great fanfare 44 African countries signed the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) earlier this year. The bloc is expected to boost intra-African trade – pegged at less than 20% – by eliminating import duties and scaling...
The risk of a reversal in the inflation drop that has characterised many of the biggest African economies in the last year, will likely mean a freeze on borrowing costs. Rate decisions across Africa in the next two weeks are...

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